Pavel Datsyuk’s Goal Marks A Red Wing Milestone

Pavel Datsyuk scores the 264th goal in his career.
Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Despite the fact that the Detroit Red Wings are on a four game losing streak and a six game losing streak at home, the longest home losing streak since 1986, Pavel Datsyuk hit a Red Wing milestone.

After Pavel Datsyuk scored his second goal against the Winnipeg Jets, he tied Nicklas Lidstrom for 10th in the Red Wings’ top ten goal scorers of all-time and with one more goal he would take full control of 10th place and knock the skilled defenseman down to 11th. (Currently Zetterberg is in 8th)

It was fitting that Datsyuk was in the right spot to score an easy put away goal on the power play.

Datsyuk now has 9 goals on the season and is on pace to score 40 goals if he can keep up this level of production all year, but hopefully he will receive some support from the rest of the team and not have the pressure of scoring on him every game.

The best part about Datsyuk is that his 264th goal was not even his best goal on the night.

With 5:17 left int he first period, the Red Wing capitalized on the power play thanks to a beautiful Henrik Zetterberg pass and Pavel Datsyuk blasted a wrister past Pavelec.

With 3 and a half years left on his contract, fans wil be able to see a lot more of Datsyuk’s magic and Datsyuk could move up to 5th or 6th place on the Red Wings’ all-time goal scorers list.

Topics: Detroit Red Wings, NHL, Pavel Datsyuk

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